Paper Classic Sculptures

These are spectacular! Thanks for this great find Mary! Details from FastCo:

These Classic Statues Stretch Like A Slinky

CHINESE ARTIST LI HONGBO MIMICS CARVED PORCELAIN USING THOUSANDS OF LAYERS OF PAPER. THE RESULT NEEDS TO BE SEEN IN MOTION.

3026942 poster p statue Paper Classic Sculptures Still photographs really just don’t do Chinese artist Li Hongbo‘s paper sculptures justice. His flexible structures mimic carved porcelain using thousands of layers of paper, a feat that only becomes apparent when the busts are stretched and pulled. They’re the Slinkys of classical statuary.

Li Hongbo: Statues in Motion from Todd Martin on Vimeo.

Hongbo’s collection “Tools of Study” is currently on display at New York’s Klein Sun Gallery, his first solo show in the United States. Hongbo and the gallery worked with production company Kid Guy Collective to bring the pieces to life in “Statues in Motion,” a slow-motion short film. The busts, which look so solid upon first glance, slowly transform into layered, bending masses of paper. The result is sort of like taking a crazy acid trip right before heading to see the statue of David.

Airplane Seats

I enjoy traveling. Finding that right seat is sometimes a challenge. This cool infographic from Visual.ly has some great advice on

How to Choose The Best Airplane Seat

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Air travel can be such a chore. Not only are wait times and baggage claims a seemingly unending hassle, airplanes can also be extremely uncomfortable especially on long, international trips. However, the right seat choice could make your trip a little more bearable. Here’s how to finagle the best seat on an airplane. - See more at: http://visual.ly/how-choose-best-airplane-seat

Drink a Strawberry?

I love strawberries! They have probably been my lifelong favorite berry. Did you know you can drink them? Shari’s Berries shows us

16 Ways to Drink a Strawberry

Sweet, juicy summer strawberries. Let us count the ways, we love to eat you. Fresh-picked from the patch. Between buttery shortcake and whipped cream. And sipped through a straw. Expand your strawberry repertoire with 16 refreshing recipes. Greet the sunrise with a smoothie. Toast the sunset with a sake cocktail. Just muddle, stir and celebrate.
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Top photo courtesy of Matthew Kenwrick.

Amazing Vocal Ranges

Wow – that a look at this and interact (click on it) with it to see – from Visual.ly:

The Vocal Ranges of the World’s Greatest Singers

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This interactive visualization compares the vocal ranges of todays top singers with the greatest of all time. – See more at: http://visual.ly/vocal-ranges-worlds-greatest-singers

Wok Fried Peanut Butter

I love peanut butter (crunchy is my fav!). I don’t like a lot of preservatives and additives. Here is a pretty simple way to make your own customized peanut butter at home from Alton Brown:

Wok Fried Peanut Butter

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This recipe is part of the AB/TV series on YouTube, watch the video here: http://bit.ly/AltonswokPB

Wok Fried (Chunky) Peanut Butter

Recipe Courtesy Alton Brown, 2014

Software:

2 tablespoons peanut oil

1 pound peanuts, raw, shelled, skinned

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons honey, optional

Procedure

  1. Heat the oil in a wok or large pan over medium high heat until shimmering (time 5 minutes, 350 degrees F). Add the peanuts and stir-fry for one minute. Reduce the heat to medium and continue cooking until the peanuts are golden brown, 10 to 15 minutes.
  2. Remove the peanuts to a paper towel lined half sheet pan and immediately season with salt.
  3. Cool the peanuts completely (20 minutes), then transfer a third of the peanuts (one cup) to a food processor and pulse until coarsely chopped (20 pulses). Remove the chopped peanuts from the food processor and set aside.
  4. Add the remaining peanuts to the food processor and add the salt and honey. Process the peanuts for 5 minutes. Stop and scrape down the sides of the processor as needed.
  5. Continue pureeing until the peanut butter is completely smooth. Add the chopped peanuts and pulse 3 to 4 times until well incorporated.
  6. Store in an airtight container.

 Yield: 16 ounces, approximately 2 cups

Serving Size: 16, 2 tablespoon servings

Active Prep Time: 10 minutes

Inactive Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Video is here

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